Biological Network Modeling and Analysis

  • Sebastian Jan Janowski
  • Barbara Kaltschmidt
  • Christian Kaltschmidt
Chapter

Abstract

Each scientist needs to be aware of the complexity of cellular life and the modeling possibilities to be able to reconstruct, analyze, and simulate biological systems. Bioinformatics modeling, analysis, and simulation are highly interdisciplinary disciplines using techniques and concepts from computer science, statistics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, genetics, and physics, among others. Without knowledge about these research topics, it is almost impossible to produce good theoretical models, which can be used for hypothesis testing. Therefore, this chapter gives an impression of what can be modeled from the bioinformatics and biological point of view and introduces into biological networks, common analysis techniques from graph theory, and possibilities to reconstruct, simulate, and share biological networks based on database content.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Jan Janowski
    • 1
  • Barbara Kaltschmidt
    • 2
  • Christian Kaltschmidt
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Technology, Department of BioinformaticsBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Biology, Molecular NeurobiologyBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of Biology, Cell BiologyBielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany

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